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U.S. Regions Project
Transcript of U.S. Regions Project
In the Rocky Mountains you can find important natural resources. Some of the minerals found are gold, silver, lead, zinc, copper. And in marginal regions can be found oil and coal.
What is the climate in the Rocky Mountains?
The Rocky Mountains have unpredictable weather which can change rapidly. As with other highland climates, the climate changes with increasing altitude. In general, the Rockies have mild summers, cold winters and a lot of precipitation.
Environment impact in humans...
Tourism is an important year-round industry in the area. Many people flock to the Rockies, not just for skiing, but to enjoy the beautiful hiking and other outdoor activities in the summer months as well.
Human impact on the Rocky Mountains...
The Rocky Mountains eco region remains intact ecologically but still faces threats to biodiversity conservation, including: Past forest management practices, changes in fire frequency and intensity, and the recreation and sprawling development.
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The Rocky Mountains is a system of mountain ranges located in the western part of North America and that runs parallel to the west coast, from British Columbia in the west, passing through the border between Alberta and British Columbia and reaching the southwestern United States, in New Mexico. The highest peak is Mount Elbert in Colorado, with 4401 m. Mining is the most important industry in the area. As you drive around the region, you will see many closed mines and abandoned towns. Most of the Rocky Mountain region has had to redevelop itself as the oil and mining industries declined.
U.S. Regions Project
Rocky Mountains & Canadian Shield
The Future of the Region...
A Development Concept Plans (DCP) is used for larger development proposals within the park (i.e., a new visitor center), or where planning for the future of the park encompasses a large area. A DCP explores alternatives and lays out a conceptual framework for park managers to follow in the future. DCP's frequently include an EA so that the impacts of the alternative concepts can be evaluated. DCP's are made available for public review and comment.
What natural resources are founded?
A few of the natural resources in the Canadian Shield, Canada's largest physio graphic region, include iron, copper and gold. The shield is made up of igneous and metamorphic rock that are among the oldest in North America, with some identified as being over 2 billion years old.
What is the climate in this region?
The climate in the Canadian Shield is very rigorous throughout the north where the cold polar climate prevails at low temperatures during most of the year. The landscape is tundra, ice cream desert where only grow lichens, mosses and some trees.
What is the human impact in this region?
Now a day, humans have a great impact on the Canadian Shield. Here are some of the actions humans take that are affecting this region and will continue affecting it.
Pollution of the Great Lakes.
Mining in the Canadian Shield.
Deforestation of Timber.
What is the region impact on human lives?
It's violently cold and the soil is really infertile, but it has tons of mineral ores. So people would want to go there because they could possibly find expensive minerals, but they wouldn't be able to get food. It affects wind patterns too
The future of the Canadian Shield...
Since the 1982 economic recession across Canada, the Shield mining industry has faced an uncertain future. Severe competition from a number of developing countries and from Australia has hit the Canadian Shield. This, combined with uncertain ore prices, threatens the economic future of numerous Shield communities.
The Canadian Shield is a large geographical area located in central and eastern Canada, consisting of bare rock, dating from the Precambrian era. The shield covers 95% of Quebec, regions of northern Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and most of Labrador, the mainland of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The current composition of the shield is a very thin layer of soil covering the bare rock with many outcrops. This aspect shows us the shield that appeared at the end of the last glaciation, and the ice has eroded the rock, leaving the land. Fishing, hunting, and logging are three of the most prevalent industries in the area. Mining is one of the biggest industries in the region.
By Mauricio Hernandez